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"Amazons was a secret for surfers on the panhandle for a while." Saying the stoked voices, Harley Van Hyning "Word has gotten out over the years and it's not so much a secret anymore. East Coast pros have been at Amazons in past years and the spot is not all that accessible. The only way to access it is by boat or the paddle across the pass. "For Amazons to break you need solid swell. That in itself is not common on the Gulf so it doesn't break much. The Debby swell was great for Amazons. It was solid 3 foot overhead to some double overhead sets. It could have been all time, but stiff offshore winds created some bump in the face. Extra paddling effort was needed getting into the wave with the wind about blowing surfers off the back. Had the winds been light offshore I guarantee it would have been a zoo! We surfed it with around 20 guys max."© 2014 Harley Van Hyning
Fluid Surf Shop team rider, Pete Berkey shacked in a perfect little curler.© 2014 Melissa
A stoked Aja Bell during the Surfrider Kids Classic went on Saturday at Destin.© 2014 Gentry Rogers
Pensacola Beach Pier, at the peak of the swell on Sunday, June 24. The beaches were doubled red flagged and the local authority advice was to not head out into the surf - which is just what all local surfers want to hear. Pretty much a call to action, the proverbial red rag to the bull.© 2014 Meagan Glover
This unknown was apparently the hardest charging soul out there at the peak of the swell on Sunday, June 24th.© 2014 PensacolaSurf.com
Max going for it at Pensacola.© 2014 PensacolaSurf.com
"The wind was blowing 20-40mph offshore and the day was winding down when I grabbed these" Said photog Meagan Glover. "The paddle out wasn't as brutal as it had been since the tide was now ebbing. But, the current was still ripping and the surfers on the outside were getting some great rides, sharing their stoke with the spectators packed tight on the pier."© 2014 Meagan Glover
Going straight or going right at Pensacola Beach Pier?© 2014 Meagan Glover
Unhappy ending at Pensacola Beach Pier.© 2014 Meagan Glover
Pensacola Beach Pier stoke.© 2014 Meagan Glover
Tampa Bay local ripper and NXTC surfboards rider Michelle Kienlen at Anna Maria Island.© 2014 Luke Roman
Anna Maria Island shack.© 2014 Luke Roman
Matt Variot also an NXTC rider Anna Maria Island fantail.© 2014 Luke Roman
Paddling the Slave at Mullaghmore, breaking egos and avoiding the vortex.
The Billabong women's team test their skills in some super-sucking Sumbawan tunnels.
October 28 was a historic day at the most formidable beachbreak in Europe. This edit takes a closer look at what transpired.
James Hollmer-Cross finds himself in one of the most terrifying situations imaginable.
Surfing needs Chris Ward, he eats hipsters for breakfast before passing out in their clothes.